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Game #1114
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  System Shock    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   First-person

Rating: 9.14 (2231 votes)

System Shock box cover

System Shock screenshot
Looking Glass Technologies' magnum opus before 1998's acclaimed Thief was a vast improvement over the earlier classics Ultima Underworld series. One of the most sought-after underdogs of all time, System Shock is sci-fi action/RPG at its best, featuring vast gameworld, gripping plot centered around a sentient computer gone awry, plenty of high-tech gadgets, and puzzles that integrate seamlessly with well-designed 3D levels. The only downsides are the less-than-intuitive controls and uninspiring cyberspace design. Otherwise, a true classic in every respect.

Note: you can download zip file of game maps here. Also, if you think you have done everything there is to do in the game, the excellent hacker's guide to sin will change your mind ;)

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Doug Church & Warren Spector
Developer: Looking Glass Technologies
Publisher: Origin Systems
Year: 1994
Software Copyright: Origin Systems
Theme: Cyberpunk, Epic
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
Where to get it:   from The Software Society!
Related Links: Games Domain review, TTLG.com's System Shock 1 Fansite Hub, hacker's guide to sin
If you like this game, try: System Shock 2, Strife, Terra Nova: Strike Force Centauri

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